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NewNow2020 CALL FOR ENTRY: The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) is pleased to announce a CALL FOR ENTRY for the NewNow2020, Northeast Ohio’s premier biannual competitive art exhibition
 to be held October 15, 2020 –November 19, 2020.

This multi-media juried exhibition will be judged by Cat Sheridan, the curator of the Riffe Gallery, one of oldest contemporary art institutions in the United States. The exhibition will be held in Tri-C’s beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East, 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122.
Cash awards of $750, $500, and 2 awards for $250 will be given out by the juror, and 2 additional awards will be chosen by popular vote at the opening reception.
All entries must be made online at
A total of three entries may be submitted for $40 and up to 3 additional entries at $10 apiece.
The deadline for entry is JULY 18, 2020. Please review all entry details, submission instructions and calendar deadlines prior to application as listed below.

Entry Details:
ELIGIBILITY: This juried exhibition is open to living artists of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Ottawa, Portage, Summit, and Wayne counties.
ACCEPTED MEDIA: Painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, mixed-media, assemblage, collage, ceramics, glass, installations,fiber, weaving, textiles,video & film and photography. Jewelry will be accepted if it is made using metalsmithing or hand-formed using unique materials or techniques. Printmaking must be original -no giclée reproductions of work done in other media.
FILM AND VIDEO ENTRIES: Film and video submissions must be made separately at The NEW NOW 2020/ film, video
PRESENTATION:2-D work cannot exceed 8’ in height or 50 lbs. in weight. 2-D work should be appropriately framed and ready to hang (neutral matting only, glass or acrylic where applicable, frames must be strong enough to hold the weight of the piece). No saw-tooth hangers. 3-D work cannot exceed 8’ in height or 100 lbs. in weight. Work not properly presented for exhibition at the time of delivery will not be accepted.

ENTRY FEES:A total of three entries may be submitted for $40 and up to 3 additional entries at $10 apiece.
CASH AWARDS:Awards of $750, $500, and 2 @ $250 will be given out by the awards juror, and additional awards of $250 total will be chosen by popular vote. Images of award winning work will be featured in the show catalog and all accepted artists will be listed in the catalog. Awards will be presented at the opening reception.
INSURANCE:Accepted artists assume sole responsibility for insuring their work. 
SALE OF WORKS:Works may be for sale at the discretion of the artist. AAWR will retain a 40% commission on all sold work, and will handle all sales of work during the exhibition.

ENTRIES:Begin April 12 and end July 18, 2020.
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE:Artists will be notified of the acceptance of their work the week of August 10, 2020.
DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED WORK:Work can be delivered on
October 5 and 6 from 10:30am –3:30pm and
October 7 from10:30am –6:30pm
Work should be delivered to Gallery East, Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, OH 44122. Parking for delivery is free in LOT H3, accessed most easily by the Harvard Road entrance.

OPENING RECEPTION AND AWARDS CEREMONY: Thursday October 15, from 6:00pm -8:30pm
November 23 from 10:30am –3:30pm
November 24 from 10:30am –5:00pm
AAWR & Tri-C will not be responsible for work left after November 24, 2020. Work not picked up will be subjected to storage fees and disposed of at the discretion of the Gallery Coordinator

About Our Judge:
Cat Sheridan, director of the Riffe Gallery. The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio’s artists and the collections of the state’s museums and galleries. The Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, across from the Statehouse on High Street in Downtown Columbus. Cat has had many roles in the arts throughout her career, including being an artist herself. She is a Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) graduate with a degree in Fine Art and a minor in Art History. She has worked for many years as an arts administrator and arts advocate primarily with the CCAD, and the Worthington Arts Council. She loves how art can create community and foster conversation and is excited to support Ohio artists and expand her knowledge of Ohio artists outside of the Columbus area.

Our Supporters:
The Bernice and David E. Davis Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC), the Gund Foundation, Ohio Arts Council (OAC), the Cleveland Foundation, the William Bingham Foundation, Zufall Foundation


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